from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Generous; kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective given or giving freely.

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  • adjective kind and generous

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  • adjective given or giving freely


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  • But even Breyer's friends say he is hardly the "bighearted" pol Clinton had in mind.

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  • Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels awaited the publication of each novel, relishing the story of the bookish and bighearted Episcopal priest and the extraordinary fullness of his seemingly ordinary life.

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  • It's working: Two and a Half Men, starring Kutcher as bighearted Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, opened to 32.8 million viewers (including seven days of DVR use), and continues as TV's most-watched comedy (and No. 2 scripted series overall, behind only NCIS).

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  • "Jono's bighearted firefighter girlfriend and the many colorful figures from the old neighborhood serve to further enrich this atmospheric tale."

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  • Author Beth Hoffman, is another example of a bighearted writer blogging.

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  • But the down-to-earth tone of this good-natured comedy, and its bighearted embrace of its characters, harks back to ABC and Disney at their comedy peak.

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  • Of the hundreds of athletes I have repped, Gasol and Matsui are by far the most gallant and bighearted.

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  • Of the hundreds of athletes I have repped, Gasol and Matsui are by far the most gallant and bighearted.

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  • I hope you took a couple of minutes to read about a few of these bighearted service providers in this month's cover story.

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  • It's a simple, understated lyric, and because Webb wraps the emotion in the language of work and everyday things, it comes out all the more powerfully, especially when grafted to a melody that somehow manages to be subtle (all those minor sevenths) and bighearted all at once.

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